How to Install a Printer for Adobe Reader

by Cooper Temple

Reader is a PDF (Portable Document Format) viewing program from Adobe Systems, one of the industry leaders in PDF software. PDF documents and forms may be opened and viewed, and in some cases written on, using Reader. Unprotected PDF files may also be printed in Reader. You can install a printer for Adobe Reader by following a few steps.

Click once on the Windows "Start" button and select the "Devices and Printers" option. This action will launch a dialogue window. Click once on the "Add a Printer" button and click on the appropriate option to add a local or network printer. If you are adding a local printer, move to step 2. To add a network printer, skip to step 3.

Select the appropriate printer port for your local printer. Click once on the "Next" button. Select the appropriate printer driver. If you do not see the correct driver for your printer, and you have the disk, click once on the "Have Disk" button and follow the instructions for installing the driver. Click once on the "Next" button. Click once on the "Finish" button to complete installation of the local printer.

Select the network printer name from the list of available printers. If you do not see the printer listed, click once on the "not listed" link and follow the instructions to locate the network printer. Click once on the "Next" button and once on "Finish" to complete the installation of the network printer.

Launch Adobe Reader and open a document that you want to print. Click once on the "Print" option under the "File" menu. Locate the printer that you installed using the "Printer name" drop-down menu. The printer may now be used to print documents from Adobe Reader.

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Cooper Temple has over 15 years of experience writing procedural and training material for a Fortune 500 company. His articles specialize in productivity programs and other business-related software.

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